Clontarf Classic Blend has been rebranded and upgraded to Clontarf 1014, named now in honor of one of Ireland’s most famous battles (the Battle of Clontarf, as it were) — and released just in time for a 1,000-year anniversary.
As for the whiskey, nothing seems to have changed since the old version. My notes — light body, honey, light malt notes, nougat — are largely the same as when I last reviewed Clontarf, although this time around I’m feeling some clear citrus character. Short finish, mild sweetness. Bit of heat on the back end, but overall it’s a really easygoing whiskey, even for Irish.
Sure to be huge 3 years from now!
B+ (same as the old) / $24 [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]